Report: Giants considering pursuing Ndamukong Suh in free agency

The New York Giants are considering pursuing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in free agency, according to a report from Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
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The New York Giants are considering making a "run" at defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in free agency, according to a report from Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

Suh, 28, is set to become a free agent after the Detroit Lions decided against using the $26.9 million franchise tag on him. Detroit will still have the opportunity to re-sign Suh.

Vacciano notes that it may be difficult for the Giants to sign Suh because they project to have only $13 million in cap space.

• BURKE: Bloated cap prevents Lions from tagging Suh

On Monday, New York placed the $14.8 million franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

From the Daily News:

As improbable as it seems on the surface, several NFL sources believe the Giants are considering a run at the NFL’s top free agent when the start of free agency begins this Saturday. It would be an expensive move and difficult, since the Giants currently project to have only about $13 million of room under the NFL’s $143.28 million salary cap. But the possibility is enticing, since with the addition of the NFL’s best defensive tackle the Giants would immediately have one of the NFL’s best defensive lines.

The Lions selected Suh with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft. The 28-year-old has earned four Pro Bowl nods and been selected to four All-Pro teams. 

Over 16 games last season, Suh recorded 54 tackles and 8.5 sacks while helping the Lions rank first in the NFL in rushing defense.

In September, ESPN reported that the idea of playing in New York "has huge appeal" to Suh.